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History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-6, Volume 1
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PURNELL LEGION REGIMENT INFANTRY. 461

their term of enlistment, the original members, except veterans, were mustered out of
service, the veterans and recruits being transferred to and consolidated with the 1st
Maryland Infantry, Veteran Volunteers.

The command, during its term of service, marched eight hundred and eleven (811)
miles, travelled three hundred and sixteen (316) miles by railroad, and six hundred and
fifty-three (653) miles by boat—an aggregate of one thousand seven hundred and eighty
(1780) miles.

The command participated in the following engagements and battles, viz.; Harper's
Ferry, Va., May 29-30, 1862; Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; Harper's Ferry, Va.,
July 27, 1863; Shady Grove, Va., May 30, 1864; Bethesda Church, May 31 and June 1,
1864; Cold Harbor, Va., June 2-5, 1864; assault on Petersburg, Va., June 18,1864; siege
of Petersburg, Va., June 19, October 24, 1864; Weldon Railroad, August 18-21, 1864;
Poplar Springs Church, Va., September 30, 1864; Chapel House, Va., October 1-3, 1864;
Peeble's Farm, Va., October 7-8, 1864.

The casualties in the command were as follows, viz.: Killed in battle, died of wounds,
etc., one commissioned officer and forty-two enlisted men. Died of disease, etc., one
commissioned officer and seventy-three enlisted men; or a total death list of one hundred
and seventeen.

 

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